Medical malpractice continues to be a significant problem in the United States. In keeping this in mind, it is important for patients to always be informed before they agree to any kind of medical care. As a patient, there are many times when you may be susceptible to various forms of harm through medical malpractice. Keep reading and discover the ways in which negligence, delayed diagnosis, and errors in treatment can lead to the following examples of medical malpractice claims.
Issues With Medication
Medication errors are a lot more common than people realize. This category of errors occurs when a patient is prescribed the wrong kind of medication or even when they are prescribed medication that conflicts with a medication they are already taking.
Patient Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis
Unfortunately, misdiagnosis or delayed diagnoses are common causes of deaths in the U.S. They are severe errors that can something lead to patient injury or even death. If the health care provider does not make the correct diagnosis or make it in a timely manner, it could be a case of medical malpractice.
Mistakes Involving Surgical Procedures
Surgical mistakes can occur when a surgeon is negligent before, during, or after an operation and makes a critical mistake. An example of such could be performing the operation on the wrong body part. If this were to happen, it is a clear case of medical malpractice, and legal action should be taken right away.
Negligence With Anesthesia
There are instances in which an anesthesiologist administers the incorrect amount of anesthesia to a patient. This error can have especially serious consequences and is often seen as a form of negligence. It is also the responsibility of the anesthesiologist to ask the patient questions and consider a patient’s medical history before any surgical preparation. Otherwise, it could result in serious injury to the patient.
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